All you need to know about Borna Coric (for now...)

Since [beating Nadal in the quarter-finals in Basel last November], you can feel he has matured. He feels comfortable playing with top players. I practised with him a lot in the last two, three months. I try to help him because I see, in a way, myself through him. I’ve never felt that way when I practise with somebody as I felt with him. It’s like playing myself.- Novak Djokovic

Are you kidding me? A spectacular upset of a great nextgen gets pulled off by another very much unknown fellow nextgen, just the day after third nextgen got within 3 points of pulling off what would have been the upset of upsets. We collate all the main conversation-worthy facts about Borna Coric...

Country of birth: Croatia
Birth-date: 14 November 1996
Citizenship: Croatian
Year turned pro: 2013
Coach: Ivica Ančić (Brother of Mario Ancic)
Current prize money: US$2,096,970
Grand slam results: Mostly third rounds now

Early Competitive Life

  • Reached the semifinals of the Australian Open and Rolland Garros junior tournaments in 2013
  • Won the US Open boys' singles event of 2013
  • Ended the year as no.1 ranked junior

Breakthrough into the top 100 (2014)

  • Scored his first win over an ATP 50 player Jerzy Janowicz on the first day of the Poland-Croatia Davis Cup match in April
  • Qualified for the main draw of the US Open - which would be his first grand slam appearance, where he pulled off an upset over 29th seed Lukas Rosol in the first round.
  • Had an amazing run to the semi finals of the Swiss Indoors tournament of that year - pulling off major upsets over Ernests Gulbis and Rafael Nadal!
  • Ended the year within the ATP 100, becoming the youngest player within the top 100.

Three major upsets (2015)

  • Reached the semifinals of the Dubai ATP 500 tournament with a notable straight-sets upset over Andy Murray.
  • Reached the third round of a grand slam for the first time, upsetting Sam Querry and Tommy Haas en route.

Another Nadal upset (2016)

  • Beat Nadal in the Cincinnati Masters in straight sets

And now 2017, first ATP title and 2 major upsets

  • Won his first ATP title at Grand Prix Hassan II, beating Philip Kohlschreiber, coming from a set down, in the final.
  • Defeated Andy Murray in straight sets in the Madrid Open

And we have his upset over Zverev. Very soon these 'upset's will stop being called as such...

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